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WRIT5003: Writing a Thesis 3: Completing a Thesis

2022 unit information

This unit aims to foster the thesis writing and English language skills of students who are writing postgraduate theses. As the sequel to 'Writing a thesis chapter 1: Starting a thesis' and 'Writing a thesis chapter 2: The Middle chapters', it further supports students with their own writing by focusing on the completion of the thesis, including the Introduction and Conclusion chapters, Front Matter (including abstracts), the argument of the thesis and proofreading and editing. The course will be particularly useful for students who need to develop their English language proficiency and/or understanding of the requirements of English thesis writing.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Code WRIT5003
Academic unit
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Write a good draft of the thesis, specifically: (i) The Introduction chapter, (ii) The thesis argument throughout the chapters, (iii) A main chapter, (iv) The Conclusion chapter, (v) The thesis abstract and other front matter and (vi) The overall proofreading and editing.
  • LO2. Create an original argument based on critical writing.
  • LO3. Display an understanding of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary writing requirements.
  • LO4. Write in a well-structured manner which uses appropriate referencing, style, grammar and presentation.
  • LO5. Provide feedback on thesis writing and revise writing in response to feedback.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote

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